Dr. Po-Ju Chen
Dr. Chen joined the University of Central Florida in 2002. She received both her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Leisure Studies and Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Chen focuses on hospitality and tourism community outreach, on a national and international scale. She served as the 2010 President of the Florida/Caribbean Chapter of Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Educators (CHRIE). Dr. Chen is a Faculty Associate to the UCF Office of International Studies, the Rosen College International Affairs Committee Chair and a Student Athlete Committee member.
Her teaching areas include research methodology, hospitality marketing, human resources management, leadership and strategic management, fairs and festivals, tourism management and tourism geography.
Dr. Chen specializes in social psychology, with an emphasis on generational studies, sustainability and cross-cultural research in hospitality and tourism. She has published articles in leading academic research journals. Her works have received over 250 citations and have earned several awards and recognitions for her academic contributions.